Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Thursday urged lawmakers to take a work plan to utilise the working capacity of youths, reports BSS.
The speaker made the call while addressing a workshop on ‘changes in population trend and its management’ as the chief guest at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban in the capital.
The workshop was arranged under the Strengthening Parliament’s Capacity in Integrating Population Issues in Development (SPCPD) project jointly implemented by Bangladesh Parliament Secretariat and UNFP. Dr Sharmin said the half of the country’s population is women and that is why equal importance has to be given to women and children.
She said now it is an urgent need to make the youths educated with technical education apart from general education aiming to involve them in the mainstream of the society. The speaker said awareness progarmmes should be taken in the areas which are child-marriage prone. She also called upon the lawmakers to take necessary measures in their
respective constituencies for prevention of child marriage and development of youths and maternal health. At the onset of the workshop, participants kept silence for one minute on the occasion of the National Mourning Day, paying homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his other family members who were killed on August 15 carnage in 1975.
Chaired by chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Women and Children Affairs Ministry Meher Afroze, the workshop was addressed, among others, by chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Science and Technology Affairs Ministry AFM Ruhal Huque, Aroma Dutta, MP, Planning Commission member Dr Shamsul Haque and Prof Dr Mohammad Moinul Islam of Dhaka University. Parliament Secretariat Senior Secretary Dr Zafar Ahmed Khan moderated the open discussion session of the workshop.